Category Archives: EXHIBITIONS // EVENTS

The Fickle Screen

‘Sculpting Motion: The Fickle Screen’, a solo exhibition from Madi Boyd at Gerald Moore Gallery from 17th January to 28th February 2015.

Sculpting Motion: The Fickle Screen is a solo exhibition by installation artist Madi Boyd, curated by AXNS Collective. Boyd’s work is primarily digital moving image installation, a practice she developed out of an interest in the interaction between built space, moving image and the human perceptual system. The exhibition presents two installations: The Point of Perception (2009) and her latest piece, Projected Distortions.

axnscollective.org/sculptingmotion/

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William Blake: Artist of Visions or Visionary Artist

“All my visions appear to me infinitely more perfect and more organised than anything seen by the mortal eye.” (William Blake)

Blake’s visions have long been a topic of debate by scholars, artists and poets; and now, in this age of neuroscientific advancement, they are being considered by psychologists too.

AXNS Collective joined in collaboration with Blackwells to present a panel of artists, neuroscientists and philosophers investigate the work of William Blake. Together we asked how useful is it to look at Blake’s visions through Psychology and does it reduce his artistic agency? Were Blake’s visions purely visual, or expressions of a wider political agenda?

Part of the Inspired by Blake festival, a two-week William Blake Festival from Blackwell’s Bookshop and the Ashmolean Museum celebrating the visionary painter, poet, thinker and icon complementing the Ashmolean’s exhibition, “William Blake: Apprentice and Master“, which runs until 1st March 2015.

Speakers

Professor Glyn Humphries
Watts professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford.

Professor Christopher Rowland
Dean Ireland’s Professor of Exegesis of Holy Scripture at Queens College Oxford

DH Maitreyabandhu
Buddhist poet, winner of the Keats-Shelley prize, Basil Bunting Award, and the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize

Lucy Kellett
Post doctorate student specialising in the work of William Blake.

Chair: David Worrall
Emeritus Professor of English at Nottingham trent University, Vice President of the Blake Society

 

 

Fractured Visions

Fractured Visions is an Augmented Reality installation by artist Tamiko Thiel and psychiatrist Dominic ffytche from the KCL Institute of Psychiatry.

Together they have created a freely accessible digital, mobile installation, located on the KCL Guy’s campus by London Bridge, depicting the effects of a visual perceptual disorder called palinopsia. A symptom of neurological dysfunction, palinopsia causes images to repeat and perseverate across the visual field.  Accompanying the installation, is a digital catalogue, an on-line film and blog.

Fractured Visions: To See Again from AXNS Collective on Vimeo.

Film shot and directed by Butchy Davy: butchydavy.com/
Music by Louis Slipperz

In The Mind’s Eye

On Monday 19th May, AXNS, in partnership with KCL Neuroscience Society and KCL Psychiatry Society, held a panel discussion of art historians, philosophers, psychologists and neuroscientists, attempting to unravel how we view art and what it can tell us about the mysteries of the brain.

I co-organised the event, and produced all the visual material. For full details visit the AXNS Collective site here.

The Museum of Everything: Exhibition #4, #4.1 & #5

I was part of the team that worked on The Museum of Everything Exhibition #4 & #4.1 at Selfridges. I ran the communications for the project which entailed running the press campaign, developing print promotions such as flyers, negotiating and delivering advertising and media partnerships with publications such as Time Out, Art Forum and modern painters.

The exhibitions won the 2012 IDCA Award for Best Retail Design, and were runners up for Best Branding Campaign and Best Exhibition Communication.

See below for a selection of the coverage, some examples of advertising artwork and artwork that went towards the website design for Exhibition #5 in Russia.

Them and Us

An independent exhibition showcasing a unique mixture of contemporary Illustration and Graphic Design, featuring the work of 54 graduate contributors from London College of Communication, at The Rag Factory in London. Along with two others I organised, installed at run it as an open exhibition.

sponsored by….Kopparberg

 

Architecture in the Arab World

Architecture in the Arab World was a photography exhibition at the RIBA exploring the nature of public space in the Arab world, park of the London Mayor’s Shubakk: A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture festival. It was organised and curated by NOUS Collaborative. I worked with their team to help organised content, curate and hang the show. I provided support during the associated seminars and events, and produced all print design to go along with the exhibition. Click here to see the full brochure design.

 

Brady Arts Centre Community Mural

The Brady Arts Centre is a Community Centre near Brick Lane. This 60ft mural was the end product of a number of workshops we ran with different age groups of children from the centre giving them different subject matter to visualise which we then translated into the mural format, which we then painted up with the help of the children onto the side of Shoreditch station.

SUPERGRAPHICS

This was the internal graduation show for LCC Illustration, which I curated and organised along with Holly Black, Ciara Haplin, Bill Bartram, Rebbecca Carter, Tash Dean and Grace Poulter.

The Mural featured was expertly painted by: Grace Poulter, Aisling Maye, Ciara Davidson, Jaquline Ford, Annu Kilpelainen and Robert Shutteworth.